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Blue Plate Cafe

#154 of 1,212 Restaurants in Memphis
#164 of 1,309 Places to Eat in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
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Californian
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5469 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3705
901-761-9696
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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  • 82
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  • 71
    Very good
  • 20
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Breakfast - Horrible Parking

Home-style décor and tasty food. Waitress was pleasant, however host was a bit rude and direct. If your party is not present in the foyer of the restaurant, the host will not seat you. Using the excuse of "my spouse/friend is trying to find parking" will not be accepted by the host. Besides the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
CDNTraveler2013
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Windsor, Canada
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Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Nashville, Tennessee
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

you will not leave hungry from the Blue Plate. Great food and lots of it. Have visited several times when visiting family in Memphis and it will never disappoint!!

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8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Apple cinnamon pancakes made to perfection. Hot coffee. Attentive staff. Menu is great, you wouldn't think breakfast could be made in so many ways.

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Windsor, Canada
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

Home-style décor and tasty food. Waitress was pleasant, however host was a bit rude and direct. If your party is not present in the foyer of the restaurant, the host will not seat you. Using the excuse of "my spouse/friend is trying to find parking" will not be accepted by the host. Besides the poor bed side manner, the breakfast... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Saw lots of different state tags in the parking lot because the locals probably don't go here. I was excited to get some good southern grits and was really disappointed in the grits they served. They were very runny and not cooked enough. Biscuits were delicious but the gravy they served had no meat. Overpriced for what we got.

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Atoka, Tennessee
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

On 04/14/2015, I took my wife for breakfast . We had to wait over 5 minutes to be greeted by a very rude waitress. We sat on a booth with nasty table. The lighting were coming out of the sealing, walls were nasty. We ordered breakfast, and the pancakes were nasty, the ham/cheese omelette loos like scramble eggs with ham... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Wanted to have breakfast away from hotel so looked up cafe on Internet this came up it was fantastic food was really good and staff were so helpful.

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Parkville, Missouri, United States
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Biscuits and gravy comes with every order. I lost all will power eating the biscuits! Total delish! We each ordered eggs my husband got hash browns and I got pancakes with mine. The hash browns are chunky and seasoned perfectly. The pancakes were the best pancakes I have every had. We arrived about 9 am on Easter Sunday and by... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This was one of the best breakfast meals I've ever eaten on the road (and there have been MANY!). The biscuits were the fluffiest, best tasting I have ever had (and I am from the south-that says a lot) and the gravy was peppered to perfection! The wait staff was great (Thanks Tiffany for such super service)! If you are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Good food, i had the philly cheese steak. You really need to like onions, since its got a lot on lt. The waitress was friendly and helpful so we had good service. Price was ok and it wasn't to crowded even at lunch time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Friendly staff, good food, cute atmosphere, reasonable prices. And, oatmeal just the way my picky four year old likes it!

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Address: 5469 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3705
Phone Number: 901-761-9696
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Californian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5469 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3705
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: 901-761-9696

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children

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